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Increase in Uninsured Americans Projected with ObamaCare Repeal

June 22, 2015 9:37 am | by Andrew Taylor, Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press | Comments

The repeal is projected to increase the deficit, while increasing the number of uninsured Americans to more than 20 million. 


Supreme Court Could Rule on Abortion Again

June 22, 2015 9:32 am | by Mark Sherman, Associated Press | Comments

The Supreme Court is considering an emergency appeal on two provisions of Texas law.


Stress Could Undermine Breast Cancer Therapy

June 22, 2015 9:28 am | by Thomas Jefferson University | Comments

Stress can impact disease progression and outcomes in some patients, a researcher said.


Cardiac Devices, Smartphones are Painful Combination

June 22, 2015 9:25 am | by European Society of Cardiology | Comments

Cardiac device wearers should keep a distance from smartphones to avoid painful shocks or device pausing, a study says. 


Test Driving Implants Makes Patients More Confident

June 22, 2015 9:21 am | by European Society of Cardiology | Comments

Trying out the device will make patients more informed, a researcher said. 


Fetal Surgery for Rare Defect Deemed Success

June 22, 2015 9:13 am | by Kevin Simpson, The Denver Post | Comments

While the surgeon said the biggest challenge was the department was so new, but the procedure itself went smoothly.


Analysts: Increased Deficit, Boosted Economy If ObamaCare Repealed

June 19, 2015 1:06 pm | by Andrew Taylor and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press | Comments

Experts look at the financial impact of repealing Obama's healthcare law. 


'Optimal Outcomes' for Transplanted Cells that 'Bridge'

June 19, 2015 10:36 am | by Cell Transplantation Center of Excellence for Aging and Brain Repair | Comments

These cells affected motor functional recovery as well as sensory scores, bladder compliance, sensation and partial control, and daily life activities, reported researchers. 


Online Education Keeps Surgical Patients Better Informed

June 19, 2015 10:24 am | by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons | Comments

Patients glean the most from online education, a study shows, which means they're more aware, more prepared and more confident. 


Lip Filler Could Help Facial Paralysis Patients

June 19, 2015 10:02 am | by Johns Hopkins Medicine | Comments

A filler used for cosmetic surgery could also help patients with facial paralysis. 


Telemedicine Holds Up in Court

June 19, 2015 9:33 am | by Barbara Rodriguez, Associated Press | Comments

This case could set a precedent for how telemedicine is approached by other courts. 


ObamaCare Didn't Create 'Death Spirals'

June 19, 2015 9:23 am | by John Tozzi, Bloomberg Business | Comments

Warnings of a fatal imbalance in the risk pool now look ill-founded, with money left over in a fund to protect insurers from costly claims.


Nearly 250 People Charged with Medicare Fraud Schemes

June 18, 2015 1:54 pm | by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services | Comments

These 243 people, including 46 licensed medical professionals, were charged with fraud, which totaled about $712 million in false billings. 

Surgeons Discover in Minutes if Tissue is Cancerous

June 18, 2015 1:47 pm | by DOE/ Oak Ridge National Laboratory | Comments

Surgeons could know while their patient is still on the operating room table if tissue is cancerous, researchers said. 


Vote Repeals Tax on Medical Equipment

June 18, 2015 12:47 pm | by Alan Fram, Associated Press | Comments

A House vote repealed the tax on medical equipment, but it needs to be voted on by the Supreme Court and signed by the president before it's law. 



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